Catfish... aka Zack Yankush... One of the most
controversial people in the history of BMX. He's a jack of all trades
and a master of many. He's announced major contests like the X Games and
Dew Tour, done demos for Nitro Circus, had a tv show called Strangers
In Danger, and co-hosted The Come Up podcast... he's been an announcer
at nearly every single major BMX event in recent years, and he continues
to announce contests around the globe.
Zach started riding in
1985 and has a deep history in BMX freestyle. He's super passionate
about BMX, and always has something on his mind to talk about when it
comes to the behind the scenes aspect of the sport. Over the past
several years he's become known more for his opinions off his bike, than
on it. Zack isn't afraid to call out anyone or anything if he doesn't
agree with something.
We caught up with Zack and asked him if he
looked at himself as a controversial symbol in BMX, his roots in the
Ohio scene, how he got started announcing BMX events, the craziest thing
he's ever seen while announcing a major contest, the time he pulled a
triple decade in a show, working for DK Bikes, announcing the Bikes Over
Baghdad tour, and being a co-host on the tv show, Strangers In Danger.
We also covered a few controversial topics which have been on Zach's radar recently and gave him a chance to explain his side.
So get comfortable, crank up your speakers, and get to know one of the biggest voices in BMX... It's Catfish... Zack Yankush